Photo by Chris Barber Longwood Gardens attracted thousands of guests and was abloom with poinsettias and lights.

The PTAs of the Avon Grove Intermediate and Penn London Elementary schools raised fund through a huge Country Christmas sale.

Jake and Jasper, the horses that bring Santa to Kennett Square and give rides on weekends, appeared fit and happy to provide their services again this year.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived in West Grove via fire truck. The library joined in with activities and refreshments for kids on that same night.

The Oxford School Board reorganized, naming Jason Brady as its new president.

Oxford joined with Four Paws Rescue to deal with the feral cat population. They will capture feral cats, neuter them, and release them to the outdoors. They will keep kittenbs and offer them for adoption.

Revcycling was mandated in Penn Township.

Oxford went all out to welcome in the Christmas season with a celebration that included dancers, vendors, music, raffles and plenthy of food.

The nation reacted with shock at the massacre of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hill School in Newtown, Conn.

Penns Grove School was temporarily evacuated after a 13-year-old female allegedly made bomb threats.

The Oxford Borough Council discussed obtaining $1 per capita from each municipality for the library.

Avon Grove High School Band Parents held a Breakfast with Santa event in the cafeteria that was attended by hundreds.

Rebecca Staznik, the new band director at Avon Grove, has them bringing in awards hand-over-fist in competitions.

Thousands attended the several services at St. Rocco Church to honor the Virgin Mary at Our Lady of Guadalupe services.